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Christchurch–Lyttelton road tunnel

Christchurch–Lyttelton road tunnel

A road tunnel connecting Christchurch with the port of Lyttelton was completed in 1964. Before then, all road traffic went over Evans Pass on the Port Hills. This view is of the entrance at Heathcote, soon after the tunnel was opened. At that time motorists had to pay tolls to help cover the cost of the tunnel.

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Christchurch City Libraries
Reference: PhotoCD 11, IMG0037

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John Wilson. 'Canterbury places - The Port Hills', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 23-Sep-14
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